Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

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Tell Us Your Environmental Justice Story NJ

We want to hear your story. Make a quick video on your phone to lift up environmental justice. Please email us the video or post it online with the tag “#EJ4NJ” and "#EnvironmentalJustice" If you need some tips, we have a brief guide here

Recent Actions

Support the Clean Water for All Act!

Everyone deserves access to clean water, and that’s why it’s so important that leaders in the U.S. House are fighting back against the Trump administration’s rollback of clean water safeguards.

Help Make Water and Conservation Funding a priority in Virginia’s 2021-2022 Budget

Help get a budget proposal that includes record-breaking funding for protecting our natural resources in Virginia across the finish line!

Tell Governor Murphy Thank You for Rejecting the NESE Project

Incredible victory for our water and fight against climate change! After a 4-year grassroots battle, both New York and New Jersey rejected permits for a billion dollar fossil fuel project.

Urge the Virginia General Assembly to Take Action on PFAS in Drinking Water

Clean Water Action and our allies have led efforts during this year’s General Assembly session to address toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances by pressing for legislation to study the occurrence of these chemicals in Virginia’s public drinking water, and to address sources of human exposure.

Water Blog Posts

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April 17, 2020

50 years ago, someone had the idea that if we gathered together on a single day, we could show solidarity in our demands to protect and restore our environment, show strength in numbers, and gather comfort from being with like-minded people.  Rivers were on fire, people were dying from pollution and everyone was being poisoned by the world around us.

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April 3, 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, Clean Water Action invites all parents and kids to join our Earth Day Design Contest! 

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April 2, 2020

We get asked this question a lot – even more frequently of late. You deserve some answers.

In ordinary times, Clean Water Action sends out 2 or 3 fundraising (or fundraising-related) appeals each month. Most frequently, this is done by email. We may also call you on the phone, send you a letter in the mail, or (pre-COVID-19) visit you at home when one of our teams is out knocking on doors in your neighborhood.